The State of Texas has certainly seen its fair share of wildfire damages already this year – and it’s only just July. With temperatures on the rise and dry and windy conditions expected for much of the state, the risk of fire is eminent.
As a way to honor those who have dedicated their lives and their time to battling the wicked flames, benefits and charity events are springing up across Texas. Recently, the Houston Chronicle shared an amazing event, set to take place this coming weekend:
Singers Pat Green and Lee Ann Womack will be headlining a benefit this Saturday which will honor and support the North Texas fire departments whose resources have since been depleted after the massive spring wildfires.
The Buckets and Boots event, will take place near the Palo Pinto County town of Graford, about 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth. Palo Pinto County is home to Possum Kingdom Lake, where earlier spring wildfires – spanning roughly 150,000 acres – devastated the popular recreation area. Nearly 160 homes were also destroyed by the flames.
The concert is meant to celebrate the firefighters as well as help raise money for the departments to buy new equipment and support the local economy. Tickets are $100 each. Admission for firefighters and police is free.
Want to know more? Visit the Buckets and Boots website to check out the concert lineup, view the event’s sponsors and learn more about Texas wildfire relief.